Appropriately enough for a spy thriller about deciphering codes, this Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy poster asks you to find clues embedded in its design. That’s The Dark Knight‘s Gary Oldman playing MI6 agent George Smiley, a role made famous by Alec Guinness in John Irvin’s 1979 mini-series based on John le Carre’s Cold War thriller. (It’s a great read.)
Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, John Hurt, Toby Jones and Benedict Cumberbatch also star for director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) in the Working Ttitle production to be released by Focus Features on November 18, strong placement for an Oscar run.
Check out the full poster and trailer below, which opens with the object of Smiley’s quest: “There’s a mole. Right at the top of the circus.”